Hughes provides waterjet equipment for Land Rover

Land Rover Vehicles has selected Hughes Pumps water-jetting equipment for an environmentally friendly skid-cleaning facility designed to remove over-sprayed paint on skids used to transport Range Rover, Discovery and Land Rover bodies through the company’s paint shop.

The bespoke skid clean facility is 15m long by 6m wide and uses three robots fitted with high-impact Hughes rotary nozzles.

The three rotary nozzles are powered by two Hughes HPS3000 pumps with a combined delivery of 200 litres per minute at 900 bar (13,000lb/in2), producing a waterjet velocity of 400m/sec.